As a Mexican living abroad, I usually get asked the question as to where you can get “real Mexican” food. It’s a daring enterprise: having tried many restaurants in Europe I have to say few of them really come close as “La Taquería” does.
The place is so authentic that it’s usually full with Mexicans and Americans – the menu includes different types of very typical “street meals” as well as fresh beverages. All the cooks and people working at the restaurant are also Mexican and even keep the Mexican Talk… meaning the accent, the slang and the music.
Moreover, as you might expect from a place called “La Taquería”, their specialty are tacos – all different kinds. If you’re with somebody else you can try different varieties or let yourself be lured into trying the waiter’s favorites. I would definitely recommend the mixed tacos, especially the ones with nopales (cactus), carne asada (grilled meat) and grated cheese and the ones made out of tongue (beef, cow’s tongue, it is). Also interesting are the small “cazuelas” – little plates with different flavors to make your own taco.
The place is small and colorful. They serve a midday menu some weekdays but it is not expensive overall. Just be careful with the number of tequilas or mezcales you have with your meal… they might be dangerous (also) for your pocket. If you’re in Barcelona for a while, follow them on Facebook – they make special meals every weekend and take reservations online.